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Obama wrote letter to N. Korean leader, official says

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posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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Obama wrote letter to N. Korean leader, official says


www.cnn.com

Washington (CNN) -- President Obama wrote a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il that a U.S. envoy delivered, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.

Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special envoy for North Korea, delivered the letter for the North Korean leader during a three-day visit to North Korea last week, the official said.

The official declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue.

Bosworth noted last week that, during his visit, he "communicated President Obama's view that complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is a fundamental undertaking
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posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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Looks like our president has a new pen pal! All they have to do is give up their Nukes!

Yeah right...


Clinton previously said the United States was willing to meet bilaterally with North Korea but only within the framework of the six-party talks. She also has warned the United States will not normalize ties with Pyongyang or lift sanctions unless North Korea takes irreversible steps toward dismantling its nuclear program.



Some analysts said North Korea might be trying to buy time with its new outreach to the United States. Recent reports in Seoul, South Korea, have claimed North Korea is in the final stages of restoring its Yongbyon nuclear plant, which Pyongyang had begun to disable before walking away from the six-party talks.


Will never happen..

www.cnn.com
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[edit on 16-12-2009 by DaMod]



posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 03:46 PM
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I just wonder who Obama gets letters from, lol.



posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 03:52 PM
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This sounds sneaky to me. hy would obama want the letter to be so secrative? i wonder if obama and kim, whatevere north koreas dictators name sis, is in on this together..obama seems to suposrt socialism and making public army forces, just as a dictator would, as history has shown us time and time agian.... just something to ponder on.



posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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Let's be honest here.

We have been wheeling and dealing with NK for about 56 years. Those 56 years have been spent securing the north/south border, improving S Korea economy, and training their military.

I must say we have done a pretty good job with S Korea.

Why is it that we have to be so preoccupied messing with the North? I think S Korea is big enough to handle it from here.

Realistically, we have three options.

1) Remove the dictator by attacking them.

2) Keep it as it is and continue to negotiate.

3)Close our bases, bring our troops home, and back up South Korea only if all hell breaks out.

Option 1 IMO is not wise. Option 2 is costly.

I believe option 3 is our best bet.

Ask yourself, what have we accomplished in 56 years of negotiating with North Korea?

They still have a dictatorship, still communist, have nukes, and are just as stubborn as they have always been.

I really don't know what to think about Obama's note. Minus going to war, what other options does Obama have?



posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 04:58 PM
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I agree, we should be about done dealing with N. Korea. We have achieved relatively nothing and will probably achieve nothing in the long haul. S. Korea is as prepared as it can be and the North is aware that we will back up the south in a pinch.

My question is what did Obama's letter contain really? I sincerely hope it was nothing sinister although it is kind of suspicious.

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posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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or just tell them stop pissing about and do what china did

Money makes the world go round not nukes


Even china knows that!! hehe



posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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This is one thing that I cannot fault Barack on. If I were president right now I would also send a communication to North Korea. I don't see why this is a bad thing, except that we are supposed to hate North korea.

In fact, a personal communication may just break the ice when a media covered invitation may not.



posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 08:47 PM
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Here is my guess as to what Obama might have said, IF he did write that letter:

"To your holiness Kim Jong Il,
I am writing, first, to apologize for the way the US has treated North Korea in the past. I am truly sorry that past administrations have not given you the respect that you deserve, as a peaceful nation, whose only intention is love for everyone. I want to assure you that I stand ready to accept whatever you wish to do. Even if you attack us, I will understand that it is because we must have said something to upset you. Our nation is arrogant and a bully. I promise not to be arrogant. In fact, to show you my sincerity, even if you enter South Korea with your troops, I know it will only be to set up free trade between the 2 Koreas.
At the first opportunity that is convenient for you, I would like to come to North Korea, and personally bow to you, kiss your ring, and bring you greetings from my Democratic allies in Congress.

Your friend and admirer,
Barrack Obama, but you can call me Barry.



posted on Dec, 16 2009 @ 10:13 PM
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Now there is the question of the day, what exactly did President Obama send to the leader of North Korea and what will the result be? What kind of things could he have said in the letter, though one would be, please come back to the table and could you and the south play nicely that way we can remove our troops, and just ignore what all is going on with the whole middle east, cause we are here to help and learn from each other, lets hear it for Peace.



posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 11:18 AM
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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Here is my guess as to what Obama might have said, IF he did write that letter:

"To your holiness Kim Jong Il,
I am writing, first, to apologize for the way the US has treated North Korea in the past. I am truly sorry that past administrations have not given you the respect that you deserve, as a peaceful nation, whose only intention is love for everyone. I want to assure you that I stand ready to accept whatever you wish to do. Even if you attack us, I will understand that it is because we must have said something to upset you. Our nation is arrogant and a bully. I promise not to be arrogant. In fact, to show you my sincerity, even if you enter South Korea with your troops, I know it will only be to set up free trade between the 2 Koreas.
At the first opportunity that is convenient for you, I would like to come to North Korea, and personally bow to you, kiss your ring, and bring you greetings from my Democratic allies in Congress.

Your friend and admirer,
Barrack Obama, but you can call me Barry.


You forgot "can I have your autograph!?"

You know, I wouldn't be surprised if it was something like that. Not exactly that submissive but something along those lines. I especially liked the part where he (you) said he would bow and kiss his ring.


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BTW the official response is -

""We do not comment on private diplomatic correspondence," the Post quoted US National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer as saying."

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posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 11:26 AM
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nice to hear that this fellow still uses the old fasioned pen and paper, just hope that while he sends letters he also reads what he recives, unlike bush



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